Early in September, Reuters released a report claiming that the Clinton Foundation had received a reported $6 million in donations but failed to report the identity of those donors. However, a fundraiser held in Stockholm, Sweden this week may give a clue as to who the real contributors are.
Melanne Verveer, a former U.S. State Department official, has assumed multiple roles in the aid of Hillary Clinton. In 2009, she was nominated by President Barrack Obama to be the first ever US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the Department of State under Clinton. Verveer currently resides as the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown University and is credited as a founding partner Seneca Point Global, a global woman strategy firm, and a co-founder of Seneca Women.
Before her role in the State Department, Verveer served as the Chair and Co-CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership, which she co-founded with Hillary Clinton in 2001. During the Clinton Administration, Verveer served as Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Chief of Staff to the First Lady Hillary Clinton. Among her duties was overseeing Hillary Clinton’s global initiatives on women’s rights as human rights. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and the World Bank Advisory Council on Gender and Development.
Last Tuesday night, the Clinton campaign hosted a $250-a-head fundraiser in Stockholm. The event was one of many taking place across Europe featuring top-level Clinton campaign advocates and former government officials. A similar discounted event was planned to be held in London on Wednesday.
Bill Clinton promised that he will resign from the Clinton Foundation board if Hillary Clinton wins the White House in November, but efforts to raise even more money overseas is apparently underway through human rights organizations hosting fundraising events similar to the one held last Tuesday in Stockholm.
Both the William J. Clinton Foundation UK in London and the Clinton Foundation Insamlingsstiftelse in Stockholm exist to receive donations overseas. Neither of the Clintno foundations have any employees and they are both overseen by board members of the main Clinton Foundation in the United States. The foreign operations have reportedly brought in a large sum of donations into Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“The foundation’s outpost in Stockholm has received nearly 270 million Swedish crowns, about $30 million, since it was established in 2011, while Clinton was still secretary of state,” Reuters reports. “Most of this money was given by the Swedish Postcode Lottery and the Dutch Postcode Lottery, according to the Clinton Foundation Insamlingsstiftelse’s website.”
The constant reports of pay-to-play at the Clinton’s troubled charity have a majority of Americans saying that Bill and Hillary Clinton have failed to avoid conflicts of interest as millions of dollars flowed into their corrupt family foundation. These allegations have already sparked the U.S. Congress to initiate an investigation by the FBI into the Clinton Foundation’s pay-to-play enterprise.